Sydney’s annual Grad Program has already kicked off and the theme this year is around the ‘Make it Famous’ challenge. Applicants will be randomly assigned everyday objects and it’s their task to make them look famous. They will be judged on their strategic thinking and creativity. To kick off the campaign, DDB have partnered with some of […]
As an avid traveller and professional illustrator, Chandler O’Leary often sketches what she sees on the go. With hundreds of sketches that didn’t quite fit her work projects, she decided to share them with the world.
I discovered this band a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. Check out their music video for their inspired track Wood. The animation is outstanding and the black and white illustrations are created by French illustrator and band guitarist, Matthieu Bessudo (Mcbess). The pen and ink style has an old cartoon […]
My cupboard is overloaded with vintage ceramics. I used to have my studio right next to a thrift store. Every Monday, when the fresh goods had arrived, I went there to look for second-hand ceramics. The pieces started to pile up and I decided to hand-decorate them with my illustrations. Sometimes I have to start […]
I’m always searching for really good up-and-coming design studios for fresh inspiration. Tireman Studio is definitely a new design firm to watch. The studio was founded by Shogo Ota, who inherited the DNA of infamous Modern Dog Design Co. His unique artsy wild style is recognized mostly by his music poster designs, but if you […]
This was a very exciting project. I made a poster design/illustration for Steve Aoki’s concert at Sasquatch Music Festival. I came up with a Japanese influenced, almost modern twist of Ukiyo-e, wood block print based on his Japanese heritage, and I used an aggressive image to capture his music.
Sylvia Plath is probably known best for her emotionally tumultuous poetry, so it’s hard to imagine that she’s also written The Bed Book for children, a collection of poems about, well, beds. Her primary audience really, were her own kids. The original British edition came with illustrations by artist Quentin Blake. It’s a really charming […]
Remember Shrinky-dinks? So, imagine taking that same material and having a talented illustrator create one-of-a-kind artwork on it, then fashioning the dinks into jewelry. Ridiculously cool, yes? This is exactly what Krishna Chavda, the artist behind Nanu illustration, does with her completely unique jewelry line. Using custom hand-illustrations such as dinosaurs, feathers, birds (sometimes slightly […]
When he’s not busy being an ad creative in his day job, Netherlands-based Chungkong does quite a bit of irreverent artwork — such as mounting superheroes on sticks as sweet ice popsicles. Can’t help but think the Captain America one would taste quite good as a cherry vanilla popsicle. Somebody needs to actually manufacture these […]
Eleven has only been on the fine art scene for a couple of years, but he is already making an impact with his zany characters and his winning personality. Did I just mention he has personality? His work is simply bursting with it; it’s playful and innocent, but not without its dark undertones. You can’t […]
Check out the work of Kilian Eng, an inspirational Stockholm-based illustrator who specializes in fantastic retro/sci-fi futurism illustrations. In his flat vector styled works his vibrant use of colour really shines, while his dynamic sceneries capture exciting glimpses into unknown worlds.
Jesús Prudencio is a graphic/web and illustrator currently living and working in Spain. His series Cars, And Films, is a combination of both his love of film and cars. These minimalistic film posters communicate an overall look and feel, which gives us a sense of insight into the films’ themes.
She goes by the name Yeo Kaa and she draws from experience. She reminds me of a very young Clementine Kruczynski because of her eternally changing hair colour. Her style, on the other hand, is reminiscent of Yoshimoto Nara’s artworks dabbed with LSD-fied explosion of colours and emotions. Kaa is from Laguna, Philippines.
Simple yet charming, these paper cut-outs by Casey Ruble seem to pare down images of ordinary, everyday life to their bare essentials. Managing to use only a handful of colours, she recreates scenes that are quite pleasing to the eye. Her work almost reminds me (and I mean this in the most respectful way) of […]
Drift wood in itself is not so interesting, but taken out of its surroundings and translated to paper using only a brush and black ink, these unique sculptural pieces come to life. This new still life series by Adam Busby at Buzz Studios is so clean and crisp and yet has a depth that is […]